COVID-19 Testing, Tracing, and Results

Last updated: 3 p.m. EST, Sept. 14, 2020

Information changes frequently. Please check back to this page often.

Getting tested

Testing is available now for the following:

  • All people with at least one symptom of COVID-19, even for mild symptoms.
  • People who are concerned that they have been exposed to COVID-19. This includes people who are contacts of or may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case.
  • People who are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their employment, including essential workers (e.g. health care workers, grocery store employees, food processing plants).

If you are requesting a test in order to be able to visit a long-term care facility or retirement home, please contact your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, you may contact Huron Perth Public Health.

How to get tested

  • If you are unsure if you need to be tested for COVID-19 complete the Ontario government’s Online Assessment tool.
  • Call your primary healthcare provider or contact the community assessment centres directly to book an appointment. You can also refer to this searchable list of COVID-19 Assessment Centre Locations.
  • Assessment centres are managed by local primary care under the Ontario Health agency. HPPH provides the following list of local assessment centres for community information, but please contact a local assessment centre for more information.
Locations of Huron Perth COVID-19 Community Testing Centres
LocationContact informationHours of operationHow to get a test

Stratford General Hospital | West Building
Outpatient Clinic
(drive-through under canopy)
off West Gore

Monday - Friday

9 am - 5 pm:
519-272-8210 Ext. 2747

Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 8:30 pm
  • Appointment required; pre-book via online booking form.
  • May call ahead for instructions; by appointment only.
  • Drive-through; people without a vehicle will also be accommodated.
  • Will accommodate self-referral.
  • Assessment and testing available.

Listowel Memorial Hospital

255 Elizabeth Street, East Listowel

519-291-3120 Ext. 6900


Monday - Saturday

2 - 7 pm

(hours subject to change)

  • Call ahead for instructions; by appointment only.
  • Please call between 10am-2pm to schedule an appointment. 

Grand Bend Assessment Centre

69 Main Street, East Grand Bend

Ext. 111

Monday - Friday

1:30 - 4 pm

  • Call to book an appointment.
  • Drive-up available. People without vehicles will also be accommodated. 
  • Will accept self referrals.
  • Assessment and testing available.

Goderich Testing/Collection Centre (Maitland Valley FHT)

As of Aug. 13: Kinsmen Centre
185 Keays St., Goderich

Ext. 263

Monday - Friday

10 am - 4 pm

  • By appointment only.

  • Self-referrals accepted.
  • Call to book an appointment.
  • Assessment and testing available.
  • After hours: If you are calling your local healthcare provider after hours, please follow their instructions.
  • If you require further support to arrange testing (for example, you can't get to an assessment centre), please call Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH).
  • After hours: If you have called HPPH after 4 p.m., we will call you back the next business day, Monday through Friday, to help arrange testing.

Anyone with severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, or any other medical emergency should call 9-1-1.

Getting test results

  • Turnaround time for test results varies.
  • Please note that while you will be notified of a positive result, negative results are given through the online portal and require a photo health (OHIP) card.
    • Please discuss alternative arrangements to receive testing results if you:
      • Do not have a photo health OHIP card (green card)
      • Have a red-and-white OHIP card
      • Do not have access to the internet
      • Are unable to understand a website in English

If, after seven days, your test results have not appeared online contact Huron Perth Public Health.

Contact tracing

  • If you are symptomatic and sent for testing, you will be told to isolate at home immediately.
  • Any close contacts who were in contact with you in the 48 hours before your symptoms started will also be told to isolate and to contact HPPH if they develop any symptoms.
  • Huron Perth Public Health will follow up with you and your contacts as needed during this time.